Ronald Koeman is showing signs of ‘convincing’ Barcelona crop of superstars that he is the right man for the job amid a tumultuous period in the club’s history, according to reports from Spain.
Koeman was installed as the Catalan club’s new head coach in the summer and was tasked with helping the club emerge from rancor within the club which cost former manager Quique Setien his job and led to a cull of the team’s backroom staff.
The Dutchman, a former player at the Camp Nou, landed in the hot seat at a time when Lionel Messi, inarguably the club’s greatest ever player, was attempting to engineer a move away from the Nou Camp – rumors of which were initially strengthened by reports of a less-than-successful first meeting between the two where Koeman outlined his philosophy for the club moving forward.
But if Messi and the club’s other galaxy of stars where initially hesitant about Koeman’s methods, those fears appear to have been waylaid according to reports from Spanish media which suggest that he has won over Barca’s most influential group of players – Messi included. (RT)